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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Chicago business school opens Cyberport campus before moving to heritage site in 2018

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... 2 for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in Asia cost about HK$46.5 million. The campus would house the school's executive MBA programme until about 2018, when it was expected to move ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576270/chicago-business-school-opens-cyberport-campus-moving-heritage-site
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    United States researcher develops adjustable school textbooks

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by WASHPOST

    ... Just as Netflix recommends different movies based on your preferences and viewing history, a textbook might present materials at a different pace. The textbook- which will be housed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1570055/united-states-researcher-develops-adjustable-school-textbooks
  3. News - Asia - EDUCATION

    Nepal's 'bamboo schools' open doors to education thanks to Uttam Sanjel

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... is out to revolutionise the idea of affordable education for all. Samata School has branded itself as a "100 rupees school" and with its US$1 a month fee it has attracted hundreds ... 21, started her formal education. She said her mother, a single parent working odd jobs, admitted her at Samata because it was affordable. Now an undergraduate student in the morning, by day, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560602/nepals-bamboo-schools-open-doors-education-thanks-uttam-sanjel
  4. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Peking University students win bittersweet victory against ‘elitist’ academy

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:20pm by Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi

    ... of the students’ key demands, declaring it would not use the six buildings as a dormitory for future Yenching Academy fellows, most of whom would be foreigners.  The plan, which would have offered housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1561693/peking-university-students-win-bittersweet-victory-against
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Wah Yan College shows small classes yield better pupils

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... to compete with other teachers for pupils' time. Harfitt said the optimal class size for a secondary school should be between 16 and 20, but most Hong Kong schools could never afford that. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553482/wah-yan-college-shows-small-classes-yield-better-pupils
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Top DSE students of the class of 2014 voice concerns over future of Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 12:16pm by Staff Reporters

    ... not afford it. He wants to study medicine- to serve the public. "The public hospitals are seriously understaffed. I plan to work there after graduation." Most of the twelve 17- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553921/top-dse-scholars-class-2014-voice-concerns-over-future-hong-kong
  7. News - China - EDUCATION

    Migrants' children, as young as six, join fight for school places in Beijing

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 06:21pm by AFP

    ... to health, education and housing benefits. I really like Stephen Hawking, but China has no one like him. That's why I want my child to go to school Parent With discontent festering, the ruling ... are demanding proof of social security payments-- which may not be made by the employment agencies that many migrants work through-- or even house ownership. In some instances, parents say officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555624/migrants-children-young-six-join-fight-school-places-beijing
  8. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Students, faculty up in arms against 'elitist academy' at China's Peking University

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 05:11pm by Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi

    ... of the loop. Last year, the university said its Jingyuan Park, the biggest green open space on campus, surrounded by six picturesque houses with courtyards dating back to 1926, will be “upgraded” to house the academy. Departments, including those for history, philosophy and Chinese literature, have already been moved out to make room.  Many students have reacted by saying the new Yenching ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1552001/peking-university-scholars-students-arms-against-elite-programme
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Ageing East Kowloon school campuses miss government standards

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Johnny Tam

    ... of the 27 in Kwun Tong are up to scratch. Many of the schools are also showing their age, having been built in the 1960s and 1970s to serve new public housing estates. The majority of the Wong Tai ... education. The site will include just six subsidised schools, of which only two will be secondary schools. Just three have been allocated so far. While two public housing estates- Kai Ching and Tak ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544449/ageing-east-kowloon-school-campuses-miss-government-standards
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Boy at public housing school joins elite group of top-scoring pupils

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com 5** hero of public housing school Chan Sze-hoi believes Hong Kong is a place where hard work pays off whatever your background- and he should know, having joined the ranks of top scorers in the Diploma for Secondary Education examinations. "I don't think it makes a difference being a student of a public housing school," said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1019505/boy-public-housing-school-joins-elite-group-top-scoring-pupils

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